Clearly and convincingly explain in your own words, and with reference to a specific textbook diagram, how alleles of three genes can produce as many as 8 possible gamete allele combinations.
According to Mendel's Law of Independent Assortment, how one gene pair on one homologous chromosome pair separates and assorts during meiosis has no influence on how another gene pair does so. Because of this, independent assortment introduces significant genetic variation during sexual reproduction, allowing at least a few members of a population to survive a catastrophic event and reproduce.
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During meiosis, homologous chromosome pairs independently assort. Assuming that each gene is found on a different homologous chromosome, for each...
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What is Independent Assortment? This lesson will discuss this principle, where and when it occurs, and how it influences genetic diversity. It will also show an example using a Punnett square.